A docudrama biopic of the 19th-century author Charles Dickens
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2002  
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Another Life (2001)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman is wrongly accused of murdering her husband in the early 1920s, in London.

Director: Philip Goodhew
Stars: Natasha Little, Nick Moran, Ioan Gruffudd
Vanity Fair (TV Mini-Series 1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic story of parvenue Becky Sharp's rise from obscure & humble origins to her subsequent ignominious fall from Society; set amongst the ... See full summary »

Stars: Natasha Little, Frances Grey, Philip Glenister
Eroica (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

On June 9, 1804, Ludwig van Beethoven and his pupil Ries assemble a group of musicians to give the first performance of his Third Symphony, 'Bonaparte', to his patron Prince Lobkowitz and ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Cellan Jones
Stars: Peter Hanson, Jack Davenport, Leo Bill
Peter Ackroyd's London (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Docudrama about the history of London as well as its restless townsfolk, macabre legends and important water structures.

Stars: Peter Ackroyd, Simon Allen, Paul Bigley
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Peter Ackroyd ...
 Himself - Presenter (3 episodes, 2002)
...
 Catherine Dickens (3 episodes, 2002)
...
 John Forster / ... (3 episodes, 2002)
...
 Thackeray (3 episodes, 2002)
...
 Kate Dickens (3 episodes, 2002)
...
 Charles Dickens (3 episodes, 2002)
...
 Charley Dickens (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Ellen Ternan (2 episodes, 2002)
Avril Ellis ...
 Frances Ternan (2 episodes, 2002)
Christopher Ettridge ...
 John Byrne (2 episodes, 2002)
Edit

Storyline

A 3-part biography of the great British author, filmed in an unorthodox manner: Actors playing various individuals in Dickens' life (as well as Dickens himself) are interviewed as if they are appearing in a contemporary documentary. Their words are taken from actual letters and journals of the individuals involved, and serve to illuminate the hardships and successes in Dickens' life, and the way his experiences found their way into his novels. Written by scgary66

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 December 2003 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References David Copperfield (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very Entertaining
25 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know this isn't a traditional review but I haven't seen this program in a long time so I won't be able to critique it in detail. I caught this program late one night and was I really upset that it wasn't airing any time soon. I really enjoyed this production on public broadcasting station and I have been searching for it ever since. After searching for about two hours online I believe I have found it at a few local stores.(I don't know if I can post them here.) I believe it is sold as the first disc 3 disc box set titled "Great Authors Charles Dickens". Do a search to find it sold at your local retailers. I don't know if Amazon sells this but it is available from the UK Amazon site.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Will this ever aired on American TV? cmyklefty
For sale in the US. deejack64
Discuss Dickens (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?